Castro County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2016:7,669More data
Estimate 2015:7,678 
Estimate 2014:7,816 
Estimate 2013:8,027 
Estimate 2012:8,187 
Estimate 2011:8,053 
Census 2010:8,062More data
Census 2000:8,285More data
Population of the County Seat (Dimmitt)
Census 2010:4,393 
Census 2000:4,375 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Dimmitt city:4,199More data
Hart city:1,046More data
Nazareth city:294More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:894.4More data
Water Area:4.9More data
Total Area:899.3More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:9.01More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:54.24More data
Percent Rural:45.76More data
Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:64.1%More data
Race - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:94.1%More data
Percent African American Alone:2.6%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.7%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:32.6%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:2.0%More data
Age - 2016 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:29.3%More data
65 and Older:14.4%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:34.9More data
Per Capita Income - 2016 (BEA):$46,835More data
Total Personal Income - 2016 (BEA):$359,177,000More data
Median Household Income - 2016 (Census Bureau):$45,229More data
Poverty - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:18.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:25.6%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:70.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:13.1% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$35,988More data
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$35,640 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$34,266 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$31,958 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$31,631 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2016:3.1More data
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:4.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:4.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:4.4 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2016
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.561000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,519,759,470More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$476,089,890More data
Total Actual Levy:$2,672,974More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2016:$280,145More data
CY 2015:$234,622 
CY 2014:$265,741 
CY 2013:$255,168 
CY 2012:$242,714 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:33.576More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:53.510More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:173.805More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:260.891More data
City Streets:42.758More data
Certified County Roads:891.448More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:934.206More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,195.097More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:74.662More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:110.198More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:348.320More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:533.180More data
City Streets:85.516More data
Certified County Roads:1,782.896More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,868.412More data
County Total:2,401.592More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2015»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Castro County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Castro County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Castro County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Castro County»

Special Districts in Castro County.
School Districts in Castro County.
History of City Tax Rates in Castro County.

Airports in Castro County.
Hospitals in Castro County.
Prisons in Castro County.